​​​Become a Bus Operator/Driver​​​​​​​​!

Attend our orientation session on March 16th from 9AM to 2PM at Lincoln Education Center!

Click here for the interest form in career education at Santa Ana College, near Westminster, Tustin, and Orange​​​​​

Participation in the orientation does not guarantee acceptance in the program.
If accepted in the program, the cohort runs Saturdays from March 23 - May 18, 2024. 
Classes are held from 9:00am to 4:00pm.​

Older male bus operator standing outside of bus  smiling because of career with OCTAFemale bus driver transporting people in Orange County with certification from Santa Ana College 

​In this course, you will learn about​​​ the fundamental operations of OCTA buses, how to do a pre-trip inspection, ​safety procedures, behind-the-wheel training, commercial permit preparation, and application guidance with OCTA. Students will also learn study skills to better prepare them for the Commercial Learner's Permit​ test and customer service skills which are essential in the field.
Become an important part of what keeps Orange County moving as you help others reach their destinations safely. ​​​
Note: Students are not obligated to pursue employment with OCTA upon completion of the program. 
OCTA Job Outlook:​
​Starting pay: $21.51​​
Drivers may also ​earn a $3,000 hiring bonus​​​

Course Requi​​rements​
Students must pass the following TWO courses:
  1. VBUS​​​ 340: Career Exploration (Bus Operator/Driver Program Orientation)
  2. ​VAUTO 674: Bus Operator/Driver Training
Participation Require​ments
​Participants must:
  1. ​​​Be 18 or older
  2. ​​Have a valid CA Driver's License​​​​​​